The University of Maryland Medical System has named Rick E. Dunning as Vice President of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. In that position, Dunning will be responsible for all phases of new building construction as well as major renovations throughout the six-hospital medical system.
“Rick Dunning has extensive experience and an excellent track record in planning and construction of major healthcare facilities and he will play an important role in the oversight and implementation of our future projects,” says Edmond F. Notebaert, President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System.
For the past 13 years, Dunning has been director of facility projects administration at Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, North Carolina. There, he led a wide range of improvements and capital construction projects at five hospitals as well as dozens of other facilities, including ambulatory centers, skilled nursing facilities, community health clinics and administrative buildings.
Before joining the Moses Cone Health System, Dunning worked for McDevitt & Street Company’s Healthcare Division in Nashville, Tennessee and Anaheim, California. He received a bachelor of science degree in building construction from Auburn University and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
Major building projects planned by the Medical System include a $112 million patient tower at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, which will have new private patient rooms, additional intensive care beds, an expanded emergency center and a women’s health center.
In partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Medical System is also planning construction of a 400,000 square foot ambulatory care center to be built near the University of Maryland Medical Center, bringing together dozens of outpatient offices and diagnostic services that are currently spread out among 12 different buildings.
The University of Maryland Medical System is a private, not-for-profit organization that includes six hospitals and has more than 11,000 employees. The system provides a full range of primary and specialty care to people throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.
# # #